Athletes and Politics

Why do athletes decide to talk about politics? Athletes use their platform to bring light to politics and give an understanding to their fans and people watching them. They speak out about the president and things that he has said and brought up during and before his presidency. They bring light to what is happening in the U.S. at the moment and give the people that look up to them…

End of Semester Writing Day 2

Throughout this semester, we learned a lot of different habits in writing, including revision, prewriting, drafting, and editing each essay we wrote. We use prewriting as a beginning for writing an essay so we can get a head start on what we would be writing about. Drafting is writing a rough draft to your essay to get a gist of what you are writing about. We use the rough draft…

End of Semester Writing

Throughout my first semester of college, I learned many different skills in writing that I had no idea existed. High school taught me the main writing techniques, including how to add a quote into an essay. But, in college, I realized that there is a lot more to learn than just writing, you learn how to read articles and how to annotate them correctly. Some procedures and concepts I learned…

Bad Judgments

Why do we make judgments? What goes through our brains when we decide to make a judgment? What is the significance of judgments? We make judgments on things or people due to how they act and who they are around and the way that they look. A judgment is the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions. In this essay, I’m going to explain about Daniel Kahneman…

Case Study Part 3

I always wonder why we decide to make bad judgments, even if we are not realizing it. I made a bad judgment thinking I’ll be okay to go to a concert by myself in Boston. If you have strict parents, how could thinking about going to a concert alone be good judgment? I had a cognitive fallacy, which is what Kahneman explains. The cognitive fallacy I had was the exaggerated…

Case Study Part 2

There is an article that explains why we make bad judgments. This article is by Daniel Kahneman. He talks about the ways people make bad judgments and why they make bad judgments. Why do people make bad judgments? Do they think they’re confident enough to know if they’re making a good judgment? What goes through someone’s head when they are making a judgment on someone? In the article, Kahneman explains…

Paraphrase of passage 1

Though, people may believe your confidence can make a good judgement, your confidence my not always be true. Having confidence is something you feel could be correct and you think you know you’re right, but, your confidence in judgement could be completely wrong. It is more likely for you to believe that it’s true because that is what you believe. Confidence isn’t a reliable source when it comes to making…

Case Study Part 1

It was mid-October of 2018. I was staring at the screen wondering if I should get this ticket to Lovelytheband. Lovelytheband is an alternative band including 3 members. They make some pop music as well as pop-rock music. While I stared at my phone screen, I thought about my consequences if I were to get this ticket. I had a sense that either it would lead somewhere bad or somewhere…

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